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by millfield153a
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CHIEFTAIN 1930: Scott, Bowling
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: CHIEFTAIN 1930: Scott, Bowling

AIS has Vancouver as her last known port, info received 19 February this year.
by millfield153a
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: LOCH SEAFORTH
Replies: 24
Views: 8151

Re: LOCH SEAFORTH

There's an interesting article about her on the CRSC website, including some thoughts from one of her skippers: http://www.crsc.org.uk/sf-articles/lochseaforth.aspx
by millfield153a
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 26544

Re: WAVERLEY 2014

Finished with engines around 0840 Sunday 23 November.
by millfield153a
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 26544

Re: WAVERLEY 2014

Waverley's ETA was changed to 0900 Sunday shortly after 2100 Saturday - and the winds have changed, too. The warnings in force when she took shelter spoke of south-easterly gales. Master for the voyage, incidentally, is Capt Steve Colledge.
by millfield153a
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 26544

Re: WAVERLEY 2014

Isn't it south-easterlies she's sheltering from?
by millfield153a
Thu May 29, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Gourock Query
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Old Gourock Query

Extension of the railway to Gourock was permitted by Parliament in 1866. That Act also authorised the Caledonian Railway to acquire the Gourock Harbour Company, but I don't know whether this went ahead at the time. Anyway, I imagine that at around that time a canny publican wanted to make sure that ...
by millfield153a
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lighter "Leading Star" - Request for Information
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Lighter "Leading Star" - Request for Information

Just a fragment. There are some digitised Greenock street directories online thanks to the National Library of Scotland. Between 1874 and 1882 the Greenock Towing Company fleet included 'Leading Star', 'Stork', 'Walker' and (from 1875) 'Sea King'. The firm was at 2 West Quay under James Barrie until...
by millfield153a
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lighter "Leading Star" - Request for Information
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Lighter "Leading Star" - Request for Information

The Greenock 'Leading Star' does not appear in fact to have been lost. The 'Glasgow Herald' of 23 November 1898 gives an account of a dispute settled in court between Alex Hardie and the Port Glasgow harbour authorities over the sinking of 'Leading Star' in the harbour on 18/19 May that year. She wa...
by millfield153a
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2447

Waverley 2014

Details of spring sailings are now on the website, with season ticket information as well. The timetable is at http://cdn.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/wor ... -20141.pdf
by millfield153a
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 78335

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Unfortunately, Waverley's website tells us that the pier repairs have been delayed - so there will be no grand opening this year and the steamer's destination is showing as Weymouth.
by millfield153a
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inverkip Nearly Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Re: Inverkip Nearly Gone

It will be 10 pm

Press release from Scottish Power: http://www.scottishpower.com/news/pages ... firmed.asp
by millfield153a
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 78335

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Capt Steve Michel in command while Capt O' Brian has some time off.
by millfield153a
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989

You can ask online for a quote from the National Archives for copying the document. Alternatively I would be happy to take photographs of the relevant material the next time I am there (which may not be before the end of August).
by millfield153a
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989

Her Official Log and Crew Agreements for both halves of 1946 are in the National Archives at Kew: BT 381/3953
by millfield153a
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 78335

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Sadly, the website indicated that Wednesday's sailing was also cancelled, though it wasn't until this morning that she made it back to Avonmouth. Friday's sailing has already been cancelled.
by millfield153a
Mon May 20, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 78335

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Waverley has left drydock and is adjusting compasses
by millfield153a
Tue May 14, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Friends of TS Queen Mary
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Re: Friends of TS Queen Mary

There's now another website: http://thequeenmary.co.uk/
by millfield153a
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Hebridean SS 1881 - Thomas B Seath
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Hebridean SS 1881 - Thomas B Seath

Duckworth and Langmuir have her as sold to Kirkwall in 1917. After Hebrides appeared in 1898 McCallum seem to have used Hebridean on their own service largely during the winter and chartered her out during the summer - in 1901, for example, to the Isle of Man.
by millfield153a
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 78335

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Details are beginning to appear on the WEL website. I found them by clicking on the Scotland map on the home page and then clicking Oban. The Oban weekend is the first weekend in May: Saturday to Inverie, Sunday Four Lochs, Monday Iona.
by millfield153a
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 78335

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

I believe publication of Waverley's Scottish schedule is imminent.
by millfield153a
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours
Replies: 22
Views: 3530

Re: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours

The Glasgow Herald reports Baron Ailsa's arrival in Glasgow in July as 'put back from sea'. She is later reported as 'repairing'.
by millfield153a
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours
Replies: 22
Views: 3530

Re: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours

Yes: http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=45a0450.pdf takes you to a PDF of the 1945 Lloyds Register which shows that Glitt was built in 1907 by Hawthorn Leslie, though she had gone through three previous names before she became Glitt . (1945 seems to be the most recent edition freely av...
by millfield153a
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours
Replies: 22
Views: 3530

Re: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours

The Glasgow Harbour arrival and departure books at the Mitchell date back far into the mists of time (as far back as 1819, apparently). They are certainly available for the early fifties and sometimes the details recorded include the berth number. The Mitchell also holds records from Ardrossan Harbo...
by millfield153a
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Any Information?
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Any Information?

Could it be the Alexandra Towing tug Hornby of 1890 which came into collision with MacBrayne's Handa on 23 March 1907 and was beached 'near the coastguard station' at Gourock? She was repaired but sold to French owners.
by millfield153a
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: End of Season
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: End of Season

The title of the new Stenlake book by Andrew Clark on the history of the ferries and steamers of the Clyde just about sums it up - 'Pleasures of the Firth'. As well as the easy-to-read story, there are hundreds of photographs of everything from the earliest steamers right up to date - a real treat e...
by millfield153a
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Please Help Identify Rare Plaque
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Re: Please Help Identify Rare Plaque

This is just a guess: but could BTU166 be the registration number of a car or lorry and the plate a sort of season ticket ('permit') for crossing to and fro on one or other of the CNT ferries? If BTU166 was a vehicle, it would have been registered in Cheshire - but that doesn't rule the theory out a...
by millfield153a
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley - Saturday daytime sailing cancellation
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Waverley - Saturday daytime sailing cancellation

Currently more or less due west of Whitehaven with an ETA at Glasgow of 0630 UTC which I think means 0730 BST?
by millfield153a
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley - Saturday daytime sailing cancellation
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Waverley - Saturday daytime sailing cancellation

The Saturday evening sailing has now had to be cancelled as well. Waverley's estimated time of departure from Southampton is 0830 Friday.
by millfield153a
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unidentified Clyde steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: Unidentified Clyde steamers

That's the one - Inglis Yard No 310. Fair Maid was No 309. It is said that Fair Maid was intended as an indirect replacement for Lucy Ashton.
by millfield153a
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unidentified Clyde steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: Unidentified Clyde steamers

No, Fair Maid was intended for Clyde service and actually appears in Duckworth and Langmuir: but there was a Fair Maid on the Forth and she was none other than the Isle of Skye ex Madge Wildfire!
by millfield153a
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Balmoral
Replies: 28
Views: 8453

Re: Balmoral

She's on her way to Barrow for a charter: http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/ ... of_Barrow/
by millfield153a
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Balmoral
Replies: 28
Views: 8453

Re: Balmoral

She is at Campbeltown
by millfield153a
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: PS WAVERLEY IN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: PS WAVERLEY IN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL

Weather - which also prevented Balmoral from sailing from Whitehaven to Douglas. She made straight for Campbeltown ready for her Western Isles trip.
by millfield153a
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Dr Joe McKendrick of Waverley
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: Dr Joe McKendrick of Waverley

Joe's eulogy was given by the Revd Colin Renwick, Chaplain of Jordanhill School. The Head Girl and Head Boy of the school were at the funeral.
by millfield153a
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dr Joe McKendrick of Waverley
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Dr Joe McKendrick of Waverley

Joe's death robs Waverley of a loyal and dedicated worker who gave untold hours of his time and energy freely and cheerfully - no one better illustrated the strength which throughout the preservation era Waverley has drawn from the commitment and enthusiasm of volunteers who have stuck to the task t...
by millfield153a
Wed May 23, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Waverley 2012

Balmoral is now heading up river to join Waverley at Glasgow
by millfield153a
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY
Replies: 91
Views: 31638

Re: PS WAVERLEY

Details of the Friends of Waverley now available on the web: http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/com ... ership.htm

Unlimited sailing on normal public sailings on Waverley and Balmoral for £175 per year (£150 senior, £250 joint, £350 family, £25 for non-sailing membership)
by millfield153a
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: CRSC mag request.
Replies: 3
Views: 5593

Re: CRSC mag request.

The first printed CRSC review was for 1965. Between 1953 and 1964 there were typescript summaries, some much more detailed than others.
by millfield153a
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Waverley 2012

These are the links: http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/scotland.pdf and http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/sou ... sussex.pdf

The 'Scotland' link on the front page is for online booking, I think, which is coming later
by millfield153a
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Waverley 2012

Waverley's Western Isles, Clyde and South Coast timetables are now available on the Waverley Excursions website (Plan Your Trip > Timetables)
by millfield153a
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Launch of RMS Queen Elizabeth by HM Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Launch of RMS Queen Elizabeth by HRH Queen Elizabeth

The King stayed in London because of the negotiations which led to the Munich agreement - war was still a year away. Interesting that most people had never heard the Queen's voice - changed days.

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